Friday, May 18, 2018

Masculine Card

TGIF!  It's always nice to have some masculine cards on hand, right?  So, I was happy to create a masculine birthday card I know I'll need soon.

Here's my card:

I loved the Wood Textures DSP stack as soon as I saw it.  But, I've yet to use it! Crazy, I know!!!  I decided to keep it simple, so I cut each piece of DSP and adhered to a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  I then stamped the shapes from the Label Me Pretty set and the sentiment from the Thoughtful Banners set.  I punched it out using the Pretty Label punch.  I just love the Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon and the Copper Trim.  I decided they wouldn't be too girly and would look good with these colors.  So, I tied them together and adhered the punched, stamped piece.  Done!  This was a fast and easy card - love that!

Check out the other masculine projects the Sisters In Stamping created here.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Early Mother's Day to all of the mothers, aunts, grandmothers, etc. out there!

Ma, if you are seeing this early, act excited when you get this card in the mail ;)  💙 U!

Here is the card I made:

I used my Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, and Sweet Sugarplum markers and colored in the flower stamp from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.  I then cut out each flower (this makes me crazy!!!  I love to color, but do not like cutting out images - thank goodness for dies!)  I digress...sorry about that! 

I stamped the Whisper White cardstock piece with the leaf stamp using Emerald Envy.  I stamped the sentiment (from Thoughtful Banners set) using Dapper Denim ink.  I adhered the flowers using dimensionals and added some Wink of Stella in the middle of each flower to give it a little sparkle.  To finish off the card and to add even more sparkle, I added some Powder Pink shimmer ribbon.

Check out the other Mother's Day cards the Sisters In Stamping created here.

Thanks for looking and again, Happy Mother's Day to all of you!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Birthday Cards

Can you ever have enough birthday cards on hand?  I don't think so ;)  So, I was happy that this week's Sisters In Stamping theme is "Birthday Cards".  I have several birthdays coming up, so this was a great theme for me :)

Here is the card I made for one of my bird loving friends:

I used the Feathery Friends hostess stamp set.  I love this set because I love birds and I love to color!  I colored in the stamped images using my SU! markers.  The sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  I used the Banner Triple punch and adhered the piece with a little wave using some dimensionals.  I used my circle thinlets for the one bird.  I finished off the card using some Jewel Basic Rhinestones.

Check out the other birthday cards here.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Saying Goodbye

Saying goodbye to those you love is never easy... but it's time once again to say "goodbye" to retiring products so that we can say "hello" to new products!

This week, the Sisters In Stamping are making creations using favorite retiring items.

This is my card featuring the things I really love and am sad to see retiring.

Metallic Enamel Shapes
Fresh Florals DSP
Bold Butterfly Framelits and Butterflies Thinlits
Tranquil Tide Ribbon
Teeny Tiny Wishes (stamp set)

The butterflies are probably my most beloved items that are retiring as I use them all the time!

Please check out the other ladies' creations and items they love and will miss here.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Saying Goodbye - Occasion Catty

Good morning and TGIF!

It's been a while since I was able to stamp, so I really enjoyed making this quick and easy card last night.

The Sisters In Stamping are creating projects featuring Occasions catalog products today.  I decided to use a stamp set I love and am sad to see go:  Flying Home

I love watching the birds outside of my home eating the bird seed and suet I put out.  They make me smile.  This beautiful little bird with the gorgeous flowers makes me smile just the same.  Hope it makes you smile too!

The other item I used that is the round silver shape from the Metallic Enamel Shapes pack.  I used it on the opening of the birdhouse.

Here's the card:

I stamped the image using Memento Black ink.  I then colored in the image using my SU! pencils.  I love to color and these pencils make it very easy.  I then wanted some DSP to match, but decided to make my own.  I used the small stamps on a bigger block and placed them randomly on the block.  I then inked with Old Olive and stamped on the Old Olive cardstock.  The base cardstock is Early Espresso.  I used my circle thinlet dies to cut out the image and scalloped circle frame.

Quick and easy :)

Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to check out the other lovely creations by the SIS here!

Thanks for looking.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Show A Little Love

In preparation for Valentine's Day, the Sisters In Stamping are creating Valentine's Day cards/projects this week.

I decided to make my DH's card:

I started with the Dazzling Diamonds and Red Glitter papers.  I used my Sweet and Sassy Framelits for the heart and Large Letters Framelits for the "I" and "U".  I ran them through the Big Shot to cut them out.  I then decided to cut out a piece of Petal Passion Designer Paper.  I used Real Red cardstock as the base to my card.

I thought about popping up the letters with dimensionals, then decided against it as I wanted to use the "happy valentine's day" sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set.  I stamped it on Vellum cardstock using Staz On.  I used the Tombow glue on the Vellum and wanted to hide the dots of glue.  So, I used the silver hearts from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

It was a pretty quick and easy card once I decided what to do!  Please head over to the SIS site to check out the other projects.

I wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Birds of a feather...

...well, you know the saying! 

SU! has some great bird stamps right now.  And, that's this week's Sisters In Stamping theme!

I love to watch the birds outside as they eat from one of my many feeders.  They are all so beautiful. 

When trying to decide which stamp set to use, I had a really hard time!  I had some ideas rolling around in my bird brain, but this is what I eventually came up with.  I have to admit that I don't love it, but I didn't have the time or energy to start all over.  So, this is it:

I'm sorry the image is not so good either.  I must have not been very steady while taking the picture!

I used the Swirly Scribble Thinlits to create the tree and leaves.  I doubled up the Chocolate Chip paper before running it through the Big Shot and didn't take apart the cut pieces.  I liked the look of the texture it gives.  I popped up the leaves using the mini dimensionals.

I colored in the birdhouse and bird from the stamp set using my markers.  I stamped my sentiment and bird and then cut them out using the banners punch.  I adhered everything and it was done!

Check out the other bird projects here.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!